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Nathaniel Robinson Biography

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1980

Lives in Brewster, New York


2005MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA

2002Amherst College, Amherst, MA; BA, Summa cum Laude

One-Person Exhibitions

2013“Outer Air,” Feature Inc., New York
"The Sensible Range," Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago

2010“de facto,” Devening Projects, Chicago
“Civil Twilight,” Twig Gallery, Brussels
“Civil Twilight,” Feature Inc, New York

2008“PSEUDORANDOM,” Denler Gallery, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
“wash,” Gift Shop Project Space, Chicago,

200512 x 12 series: “Nathaniel Robinson,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2013“No Name,” On Stellar Rays, New York

2012“Punt,” Feature Inc., New York
“Upstream,” video art program, NADA Hudson, Hudson, NY, 28 – 29 July/Core Club, New York, 23 October 2012;
          curated by Grela Orihuela
“Creature from the Blue Lagoon,” Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas

2011“If Loss Could Weigh,” 2 – 19 November, TCB art inc., Melbourne
“Color: Fully Engaged,” A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago
“i am not monogamous, i heart poetry,” Feature Inc., New York
“We Regret To Inform You There Is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting,” Martos Gallery, New York

2010“Looking Back: The Fifth White Columns Annual – Selected by Bob Nickas,” White Columns, New York

2009“Skulture,” Feature Inc., New York
“Little Triggers,” Devening Projects + Editions
“All My Friends are Dead,” Maerzgalerie, Leipzig, Germany

2008“Paper Love,” Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago
“Action.Stop.Action,” Vox Populi, Philadelphia

2006“HOPE,” Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago
“Four Ways to Tell a Story,” Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

2005“A Sense of Place: Emerging Chicago Sculpture,” The Lobby Gallery, Chicago
“Lookers,” Heaven Gallery, Chicago
MFA thesis show, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“Drawn to Drawing,” The Betty Rymer Gallery at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2004“Peridolia,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
“Infrathin,” Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
“Infrathin,” portable exhibition curated by Dan Devening

2003“Body of Work,” Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI

2002“Form and Color,” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI


2013Schmerler, Sarah. Review, Art in America, May
Johnson, Ken. “Nathaniel Robinson: ‘Outer Air,’” New York Times, 17 January  >link
Saltz, Jerry. Critic’s Pick, New York Magazine, 3 February

2012Sutton, Ben. “Martos Gallery Makes for the Hamptons, Filling a Collector’s Beach House With High-Priced
          Hipster Art,” Artinfo.com, 3 August  >link

2010Massara, Kathleen. “Trash Talks Back” (review of “Civil Twilight), The L Magazine, 15–28 September, 2010  >link
Johnson, Ken. Review, New York Times, 10 September 2010  >link
Kastner, Jeffrey. Review, Artforum, November 2010, 262–63

2005Pesanti, Heather, “The Moon Has a Face like the Clock in the Hall,” exhibition essay, Museum of Contemporary Art,           Chicago
Wilk, Deborah, “Studio City,” Chicago Magazine


Grants and Awards

2003 – 05Jacob Javits Fellow

2002Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grant for individual artists’ proposals (project never realized)



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